I just posted a blog post over at Upper Elementary Snapshots that is all about Math Centers! One question I get asked all the time is “How do you conduct daily math centers without losing your mind?”. Well, this post can at least set you off in the right direction when setting up your math…

## Spiral Review in the Classroom

Spiral Review is a critical component of any classroom. Imagine learning something brand new. A week goes by, a month goes by, two months go by, maybe more. Now you have to take a test on that new information. How are you going to do? Not so well, I imagine. This is exactly what we…

## Calendar Math in the Classroom

Calendar Math is one of many ways I review standards during math. If you’ve read my blog before, you know I am all about “spiraling” standards in the classroom. Spiraling just means that you teach, and continuously revisit standards throughout the year. This teaching method gives students plenty of opportunities to master a skill, and…

## Looking For a TWIST on Spiral Math?

Are you looking for a different way to use Spiral Math Review in your classroom? I am beyond excited that Neetu from Cinnamon’s Synonyms is joining me today and has written a guest post where she puts a TWIST on Spiral Math Homework. Have you heard about Spiral Math? Maybe you already own Spiral Homework and…

## Two Ways to Eliminate Test Prep

I know what you’re thinking! Preparing for those state standardized tests is not a FUN task! Test prep can take over our teacher worlds if we allow it to. Years ago, I used to spend a good two to three months (at least) before the test reviewing and cramming as much content as I could…

## Spiral Math Homework to Reinforce the Standards

Early on in my teaching career, I began to hear about spiral math homework. Of course, being the person I am (always looking for something better) I had to look into this spiral math homework. I discovered a strategy for homework where instead of just assigning pages from a workbook or worksheet, students were strategically given a…